Improving transparency & sustainability in EU supply chains

The European Commission is taking action to ensure companies develop sustainable corporate governance models and supply chains, reporting publicly on the environmental, social and human rights impacts of business activities and on measures they are putting in place to achieve responsible business conduct. Its initiatives will impact on companies based or operating in the EU as well as on those exporting to the EU from third countries.

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Events
WEBINAR: China and its 14th Five Year Plan

The Chinese government recently presented its 14th Five Year Plan. It comes at a time of significant tension between China, the EU, the US and the UK over trade and other issues.

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Healthcare
Future of Irish Healthcare Post COVID-19

What changes can we expect in Ireland’s health landscape in the aftermath of a global pandemic that has changed everything?

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International Affairs
China trade at a crossroads – is it possible to rebuild trust?

As figures show that last year Chinese business activity in the United Kingdom remained resilient despite the backdrop of trade tensions and disruption, we asked Hume Brophy’s international trade expert and former representative of Hong Kong to the WTO, Stuart Harbinson to  shares some thoughts on what may come next for China’s trade relations with the UK and major trade superpowers.

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Financial Services
Hunting for Unicorns

A perspective on the forthcoming Independent Fintech Strategic Review, led by Ron Kalifa, and its potential for the UK fintech sector’s competitiveness

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Brexit
Can the Northern Ireland Protocol be fixed?

Anyone with experience of trade deals will tell you that the biggest challenge is not removing tariffs but removing the regulatory barriers to trade.

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Events
WEBINAR: Artificial intelligence: a human-centric approach

Hume Brophy invites you to a Webinar with the author of A Human-centric Approach to Artificial Intelligence, as part of our series of Webinars exploring the development of European and UK policy for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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Brexit
Crunch time: a defining moment for post-Brexit financial services 

The Financial Services sector has been urging the UK and EU to quickly come to an agreement, with a memorandum of understanding said to be expected in March.  While equivalence remains a pipe dream for the UK, both sides have pressed on with their own agenda aimed at reshaping the European fund industry. 

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Events
WEBINAR: With 20/20 vision: what could we expect from global trade in 2021?

Following the successful launch of the HB Trade Miniseries of online discussions in December 2020, join us for the second online discussion in our Trade Miniseries to discuss this timely topic.

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European Affairs
Climate Resilience Post-COVID: Government’s Legislative Programme Points Towards Shake-Up in Climate Policy

Ireland’s Coalition Government of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party this week published its second Legislative Programme since entering office.

Most notably, the Legislative Programme provides an ambitious agenda of climate action policies.

The programme includes a Bill to legally tie Ireland into reducing greenhouse gas emissions; a Bill to give legal powers to the Government to tax and ban products disrupting the circular economy; and a Bill overhauling the planning permission process for the construction of off-shore windfarms.

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